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Europe's Favourite Lottery At a Glance!
Why Play EuroMillions Online?
Why waste time queuing for tickets when you can play EuroMillions online? Play securely from home or via mobile, get prompt result notifications via email and winnings automatically deposited to your account. Plus, you also get to take advantage of exclusive deals and special features only available to those playing EuroMillions online.
How to Play EuroMillions
The EuroMillions lottery is easy to play; just pick 5 numbers from 1-50 and 2 Lucky Stars from 1 to 12. Be sure to familiarise yourself with the EuroMillions rules before you play and check our FAQ page if you have any further questions.
How To Play EuroMillions
Europe's favourite lottery in a nutshell
Odds of Winning EuroMillions Prizes
EuroMillions gives you a better chance of winning a prize than any other lottery in Europe, thanks to its 13 different prize tiers. Match all five numbers and both Lucky Stars to hit the jackpot, at odds of 1 in 139,838,160. Europe's favourite lottery also gives you overall odds of 13:1 of winning a prize.
EuroMillions currently has a minimum jackpot of approximately €15 million and a maximum jackpot capped at €190 million, making EuroMillions by far the largest lottery prize in Europe. EuroMillions also has annual Superdraws several times a year, automatically boosting the jackpot to €100 million. To read more about these special jackpots, and for news on upcoming draws, see our EuroMillions Superdraw page!
EuroMillions was founded in February 2004 by the national lottery operators of Spain, France and the UK. Eight months later Ireland joined, alongside five other European countries, to create the first truly trans-national lottery in the world.
The following year Ireland gave EuroMillions its first high-profile win when Dolores McNamara from Limerick won €115.4 million in July 2005. She rapidly became the first of many EuroMillions celebrities.
In 2012 the maximum jackpot ceiling was capped at €190 million. This amount has since been won twice. First, in 2012, by Adrian and Gillian Bayford from England and later by an anonymous winner from Castelo Branco, Portugal, in 2014.
You can read more about EuroMillions winners past and present, and other EuroMillions Ireland news, in our News section!
Euro Lottery participating countries
EuroMillions is played in 13 countries and territories throughout Europe, with the majority of players coming from the UK, France and Spain. Other participating countries include Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Portugal, Switzerland and, of course, Ireland.
EuroMillions is also available to play in Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco and the Isle of Man.
With players from all over the continent taking part each week EuroMillions is, by far, the biggest and most popular international lottery in the world.
EuroMillions Lottery Comparison
Why is EuroMillions the best lottery in Europe? See this side-by-side comparison with the (Irish) Lotto.
|Minimum Jackpot||€15 million||€2 million|
|Maximum Jackpot||€190 million||€18.9 million|
As you can see EuroMillions gives you the best value for your €2 with better overall prize odds, more ways to win and way higher jackpots – and let's not forget those massive regular Superdraws!